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The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TJX), the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide, today announced the pricing of the public offering of $750 million aggregate principal amount of notes due 2021. The notes will bear interest at a rate of 2.750% per annum, beginningJune 5, 2014. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the sale of the notes to redeem the Company’s $400 million aggregate principal amount 4.200% notes due August 15, 2015 and to use the remainder of the net proceeds for working capital and other general corporate purposes. The notes are expected to settle on June 5, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. BofA Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., HSBC and Wells Fargo Securities are acting as joint book-running managers. This offering was made under an effective registration statement on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release is not an offer to sell nor is it an offer to buy any securities. Any offers to sell, or solicitations to buy, will be made solely by means of a prospectus and related prospectus supplement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Copies of the prospectus and prospectus supplement relating to the notes may be obtained for free by visiting EDGAR on the Securities and Exchange Commission website at http://www.sec.gov. Alternatively, copies of the prospectus and prospectus supplement may be obtained from any of the joint book-running managers by contacting BofA Merrill Lynch, 222 Broadway, 11 th Floor, New York, New York 10038, Attention: Prospectus Department, telephone: 1-800-294-1322; Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., 60 Wall Street, New York, New York 10005, telephone: 1-800-503-4611, email: firstname.lastname@example.org; HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., Attention: Prospectus Department, 452 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10018, telephone: 1-866-811-8049, email: Debtprospectus@us.hsbc.com; or Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, 1525 West W.T. Harris Blvd., NC0675, Charlotte, North Carolina 28262, Attn: Capital Markets Client Support, toll-free: 1-800-326-5897, email: email@example.com. About The TJX Companies, Inc. The TJX Companies, Inc. is the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide. As of May 3, 2014, the end of the Company’s first quarter, the Company operated a total of 3,256 stores in six countries, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, and Poland, and three e-commerce sites. These include 1,085 T.J. Maxx, 947 Marshalls, 458 HomeGoods and 4 Sierra Trading Post stores, as well as tjmaxx.com and sierratradingpost.com, in the United States; 230 Winners, 92 HomeSense, and 32 Marshalls stores in Canada; and 380 T.K. Maxx and 28 HomeSense stores, as well as tkmaxx.com, in Europe. TJX’s press releases and financial information are also available at tjx.com. Important Information at Website The Company routinely posts information that may be important to investors in the Investor Information section at tjx.com. The Company encourages investors to consult that section of its website regularly. The contents of this website, and those referenced above, have not been incorporated into and do not form part of this press release.